Sunday, 18 August 2019
Auckland Rally Print
Thursday, 05 April 2018

                      Auckland Rally – Support March of Return

2pm, Saturday, 7 April 2018: Aotea Square, Auckland. Join us in protest at the massacres currently happening on the Gaza border! Support the Palestinians in Gaza who have gathered peacefully as part of a “Great March of Return” to demand refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to their ancestral homes in Israel. They have been met with bullets and tear gas fired from drones by the Israeli military. This peaceful protest is expected to continue until 15 May, when Palestinians commemorate The Naqba, when more than 700,000 people were either forced to flee or forcefully expelled from their homes in the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948. As Israeli snipers opened fire, it has quickly turned into bloodshed, with more then 18 dead and 1400 injured. Facebook event page:

Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah in NZ Print
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Palestinian performance poet

Rafeef Ziadah to visit NZ

The NZ Palestine Solidarity Network is pleased to announce that renowned Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist, Rafeef Ziadah, will present her poetry at a special event in Auckland on Sunday, 9 April 2017.

Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional and political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause” UK playwright Ken Loach.

Please set aside this date, share this message, and bring your friends and family, for an evening with Rafeef Ziadah and her accompanist, Phil Monsour: 6pm – 8pm on Sunday 9 April at the Dorothy Winstone Centre auditorium, Auckland Girls' Grammar School, Howe St, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

Rafeef’s performance will be supported by local poets. Free off-street parking. Seats: $30 waged, $20 unwaged.

Supported by Kia Ora Gaza and NZ Palestine Human Rights Campaign.

Conference 2016 Print
Thursday, 31 March 2016

NZ Conference on Palestine series 3-8 April 2016

We are very pleased to invite you to our upcoming 'Conference on Palestine' series, with events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Ali Abunimah, a US-Palestinian journalist, author and editor, will visit New Zealand at the beginning of April to join us in a discussion on Palestine, its history in a Middle Eastern as well as a global context, through to contemporary questions, with a special focus on international co-operation to end the illegal Occupation of Palestine. He will be joined, via video link, by US-based author/journalist Ramzy Baroud and Australian-based playwright Samah Sabawi.

AUCKLAND – 6pm Sunday 3 April, Town Hall Concert Chamber. (see poster below)

WELLINGTON – 6pm Monday 4 April, St Johns in the City, cnr Willis & Dixon Sts, Te Aro.

CHRISTCHURCH – 7pm Wednesday 6 April, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave.

DUNEDIN – 6pm Friday 8 April, Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, cnr Union Place East & Leith Walk.

Ali Abunimah is co-founder and editor of, freelance journalist and author, whose books include One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and The Battle for Justice in Palestine. A resident of Chicago, he contributes regularly to The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on discussion programmess on CNN, MSNBC, PBS and other networks, and in a number of documentaries about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Collecting Stories from Exile: Chicago Palestinians Remember 1948.

Dr Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, the founder of, and the author of several books, including Searching Jenin, The Second Palestinian Intifada and his latest, My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.

Samah Sabawi is a playwright, commentator and author, who has written and produced sell-out theatrical productions. She has also written for The Australian, Al Jazeera, Al Ahram, The Globe and Mail, the Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and others. She is an active campaigner for Palestine and has had several roles as a spokesperson and advocate for Palestinian/Arab organisations in Canada and Australia. She is currently a policy advisor to the Palestinian policy network Al Shabaka.

Our guest speakers will conclude with an interactive discussion on how we in New Zealand and internationally can support the struggle for justice in Palestine, addressing the most effective ways in which international pressure can be applied, including (but not limited to) strategies such as the ongoing Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign, similar to the campaign of economic boycott that successfully brought South Africa’s system of Apartheid to its knees. Sian Robertson, Palestine Solidarity Network organiser.


This is your unique chance to hear from three moving Palestinian speakers on the struggle for justice, ending the Occupation of Palestine, and to discuss effective solidarity actions. Please share and bring your friends

Coming here in 2016! Print
Thursday, 10 December 2015

Speaking tour of New Zealand by Emad Burnat, the renowned Palestinian co-director of the award-winning documentary 5 Broken Cameras:

AUCKLAND: 7pm Saturday, 27 February, at Mangere Arts Centre, Bader Drive Mangere. Special screening and Q+A. (Events in other cities TBA).FREE ENTRY, Koha welcome.

Co-hosted with NZ Palestine Solidarity Network


2016 NZ Conference on Palestine:

Sunday, 3 April, Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. FREE ENTRY - Koha welcome.


Ali Abunimah - author, editor of The Electronic Intifada

Ramzy Baroud - author, writer and commentator

Samah Sabawi - commentator, poet, playwright

(Speaking events in other cities TBA.)

Amira Hass in Auckland Print
Wednesday, 06 May 2015
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Wednesday 6 May 4.30-5.30pm

Dilemmas of a non-objective journalist

At WG404, Case Study Room in the Sir Paul Reeves Building communications precinct, AUT University – Gov Fitzroy Place, off Upper St Paul St, City: see map below. [Limited seating – be early!] Hosted by Pacific Media Centre and Palestine Solidarity Network


Thursday 7 May 7pm

Israeli-Jewish dissidence in times of Bantustanisation

At Lecture Theatre (Room 102-G36), Old Government House, University of Auckland, Princes Street, City. Hosted by Dept of Sociology

Samah Sabawi visits Auckland Print
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Thursday, February 19, 6pm, University of Auckland, Lecture Theatre 220, Level 2, Arts 1 Building 206, 14a Symonds Street, City
Bring your friends to Samah Sabawi’s free public lecture: “Let my people live": Samah Sabawi is Gaza-born and Melbourne-based. She is an internationally renowned advocate, author, poet and playwright. She is an inspiring international speaker, a well-known researcher on Peace in the Middle East and advisor to international organisations. Ms. Sabawi has spoken on topics such as ending the blockade on Gaza, anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia. She has recently returned from speaking publicly in Rome; and has also spoken in Australia, Canada and the US. Ms. Sabawi is also a policy advisor to the Palestinian policy network Al Shabaka, and a member of the board of directors of the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations. She participated in various public forums on peace-building, women in conflict areas, the Palestinian right of return, as well as various presentations for interfaith groups. Previously, she was a public advocate for Australians for Palestine, Executive Director and Media Spokesperson for the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations.
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